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Thursday, August 03, 2006


In short, it’s my failure as a print poet that has led me to the Web.


Justin Evans said...

Is this guy serious?

I'm sorry, Eduardo, but if he's legitimately complaining, then he's a horse's ass. I have had 26 rjections since the beginning of this year, and no acceptances. It took me 3 years to see my first chapbook, and I am 37 years old. He has a Guggenheim, his books (10 of them) have received awards. The fact is, I may be frustrated, bu I will never really think of myself as a failure because I couldn't get FSG to publish a follow-up.

As my grandfather would say: Sombitch!

I gotta go find this idion and scream at him for a little while.

Paul said...

A lot of people have lived shitty lives. I'm willing to bet Bill's doesn't even rank in the top 20% of horrific existences. In his own estimation, it might, but all that's evidence of is an infinite, curiously inverted self-regard.

Diane K. Martin said...

Eduardo, thanks for pointing to this. Bitter, bitter. I feel a bit overwhelmed.

belgianwaffle said...


I would use your e-mail address but cannot access it on this computer. I see - in a much earlier post - you like Barbara Guest's poem 'Belgravia' - I've just put up a series of notes on it & would be interested in your thoughts.

Best wishes